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meli77
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Evaluate whether political parties and election campaigns should be funded by the state.

I need some counter arguments, please!!!
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Evaluate whether political parties and election campaigns should be funded by the state.

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Hi guys,
I have a class debate on this question: "Evaluate whether political parties and election campaigns should be funded by the state.

And our group is against this statement.

What points could I use? Please help!!

Thank you.
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Your main argument against it is how unpopular it would be - taxpayers would be funding parties they do not support and would likely resent that.

Also funding based on the existing share of the vote strengthens the larger parties further, making it harder for smaller parties.

But you do not need to make three seperate threads on this - it spams TSR with the same content.
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- The state could be biased towards a political party and would mean an unequal distribution of funds, leading to an unfair advantage to the favoured political party - could undermine participatory democracy.

- The state could hike up income tax to be able to fund campaigns etc. Thereby affecting tax payers.
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if parties are funded by the state then that potentially reduces their independence and ability to criticise, undermining democracy etc
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(Original post by meli77)
Evaluate whether political parties and election campaigns should be funded by the state.

I need some counter arguments, please!!!
- would lead to increase in income tax.

- could cause political bias in funds distribution, leading to the undermining of democracy.

- does not prevent cronyism or lobbying, politicians could still receive funds from the private sector in exchange of policies manipulation.

- it’s a waste of taxpayer funds and poor allocation of resources: tax revenues should fund social programs that benefit taxpayers.

- It gives more power to the state: the state would try to regulate how the money is spent.
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i merged your threads together and moved it to the relevant forum
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